I’m not sure what’s going on with Governor Sarah Palin.
I should re-phrase that to, What’s going on with regard to Governor Palin?
Sarah Palin hasn’t changed an iota in the last month since her designation as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee, but ever since the Obamarmy of character assassins/lawyers descended upon Alaska, her mainstream coverage has gone from initial infatuation to vile insinuation to positively nasty.
That’s a pretty fair barometer of Leftist feelings: They’re terrified of Sarah!
The preliminary attacks focused on her attractiveness and scant experience of two years as governor and six years as mayor of Wasilla, notwithstanding the fact that those eight years give her eight years more administrative experience than Obama/Biden combined.
The suggestion was that this woman was too good looking to be a politician, let alone Vice President of the United States. After all, what were we used to looking at? Hillary, Pelosi, and the slew of Democratic women who seemed to have, to be kind, gender identification issues and, to be kinder, no need to flee from scouts for beauty contests.
That ploy didn’t work.
Obama’s hatchet men and women proceeded to go after Bristol and her pregnancy, which led, naturally, to questions about the Palin family’s Christian family values. The hypocritical Left gasped that a governor’s child could let herself get pregnant, which must mean their family values were a charade. Lib kids were better prepared with porno sex education, condoms, pills and, if all else failed, the nearest abortion provider.
That slur failed, too.
Then they revved up and began their War of Vicious Innuendo: Sarah had an affair with a staff member, Baby Trig Palin was really Bristol’s bastard child, Baby Trig was Sarah’s love child, Todd Palin was a drunk driver because he had a DUI twenty years ago, Eli was being forced to marry Bristol, etc., etc., etc.
Those lies were soon headed for the dung pile where they belonged in the first place. However, the Leftist mission was accomplished. The lies were out there and the flies and maggots would multiply.
(Speaking of dung and maggots, the Saturday Night Live crew burrowed deep into the same dung pile to come up with last week’s skit which effectively accused Todd Palin of incest and sleeping with his daughters. After all, they did live in Alaska, no, and what else was there to do during those long, dark winter nights?
(This week SNL opened with the already-infamous Katie Couric interview of Governor Palin, expecting that to be hilariously embarrassing to the Governor. The audience loved it. Like trained monkeys, the SNL audience laughs at everything, even references to governor’s husbands bedding their daughters, since they do live in Alaska.)
The rapidly-aging Katie Couric, still desparately trying to rescue her career as a CBS News anchor when she’s much better suited to Oprah-esque chats with other dimwits, caught Palin making a few awkward comments, as Katie fully intended to do, but there was no great coup. If we count awkward, and stupid, comments as a death knell, why are Fifty Seven State Obama and Stand Up, Mr. Paraplegic Man, Biden still breathing?
Nevertheless, the Obamaites are very much on board, sniping, ridiculing, lying, misleading, and dredging up old and long-discredited tales such as this which contends Governor Palin was “unbecoming” and “childish” eight months ago: http://www.adn.com/opinion/comment/story/295464.html.
Slightly, very slightly, more disturbing are recent observations by conservatism’s uncrowned but well-entitled successor to Wlliam F. Buckley, George Will. Articles such as this, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/02/AR2008090202441.html and this, http://townhall.com/Columnists/GeorgeWill/2008/09/18/the_palin_bubble, are being touted by Lefties as incontrovertible evidence that George Will does not fully and enthusiastically support the McCain/Palin ticket.
I do not personally know Mr, Will but I know enough about him to know he would sooner sacrifice most of his body parts than witness the inauguration of a President Barack Hussein Obama on January 20th, 2009.
(I wasn’t able to verify this comment by conservative Kathleen Parker alleging that Governor Palin is a “dud:” http://news.aol.com/elections/article/republican-concerns-about-palin-grow/192226?icid=100214839x1210533521x1200577618. So. I have to resort to what I said when I was 10, “It takes one to know one.”)